Carols for Christmas, Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Watercolor words, White Christmas, Wonderland

ATCs 316-319 oops more Christmas 

Today I have four ATCs I’ve made using my favourite medium ever… distress oxides! So yes another entry for the Paperartsy challenge on their blog and four ATCs towards my 365 challenge. But once again I’ve broken the no more Christmas in August rule… and made 4 ATCs as card toppers for my Christmas card stash. 

I started with a piece of cream cardstock from the stash A5 size and used the square gel press mini to add the inks. I used broken china, peacock feathers, iced spruce and twisted cotton.

This provided a pattern to the colour albeit a loose pattern. Next I added stamping and stencilling. I used a mixture of SU stamp sets new and old and used the same colours of ink to add the stamping and the stencilling. 

Then I cut my pieces… I cut them slightly smaller than the ATCs and also cut some cardstock to the right size for the bases. 

I do have some little pieces leftover but none big enough to make into a complete atc so I’ve set those aside to use another time.

Then I went about adding feature stamping. For two I added stamps from a retired stamp set… White Christmas.

Then I used Wonderland for this one. 

Then the last one I used Carols of Christmas to add the baubles and deer silhouette. 

I used the Tim Holtz stickers for simple sentiments. I love all of these and they are quite flat so perfect for card toppers for when the time comes to mount them and make them into Christmas cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Carols for Christmas, Sheet Music, Watercolor wash

Deck the Halls… I’m back on a Christmas vibe again

Ooops… I did say no more Christmas cards before the end of August… but then I accidentally made one! Ha ha ha! 

It started off as a scrap of card and before I knew it … it was a Christmas card! 

Using Sheet Music, Watercolour wash and the Carols of Christmas turned a few pieces of card onto a fun vintage themed card. Ah well so much for my leaving Christmas until after August had finished! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Carols for Christmas, Claritystamps, Distress oxide ink, Sheet Music

Christmas in August… decking the halls

Another card to share today from the mass card making session from two weekends ago. I used distress oxides to create the background and then added Sheet music stamping before heat embossing the main sentiment from Carols of Christmas and then the holly corners using my Claritystamps. 

I adhered this onto a pre embossed scalloped card blank from the stash. 

So nice.  Will definitely be making some more like this in future… although I don’t have any more of these card blanks so will have to improvise on that part. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Carols for Christmas, Dies, Distress oxide ink, Happy Celebrations

Christmas in August … Happy Christmas!

So today I came home early from work with a terrible headache. Managed a bit of sleep and now just having a quick time updating my blog before tea time. Fortunate that I have most of this ready to blog I have some super quick cards to share…. 

On all four I used the Happy stamp and stamped it directly onto the card blank using Distress Oxide in Black Soot.

Then I heat embossed the word Christmas from a random set in my stash using white embossing powder.  Then I embellished two using the hanging ornaments from the Carols of Christmas set and added some doodles in white pen.

The second two I stamped some snowflakes and then added embossing powder and some glitter glue and then added a die cut Stag which I used black cardstock and added some glitter glue to his antlers.

Really simple but effective cards! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Carols for Christmas, Gelli Plate, Wonderland, YouTube video

Christmas in August… Resist technique

Hello

Another festive day today… and this time a resist technique using heat embossed stamping and then Stampin Write markers onto the mini gelli plate to add colour. I then matted them with different colours and added some different finishing touches.

All cards using the Carols of Christmas stampin up stamps (and the Wonderland stamps as well!)

And I made a quick video of the whole process… check it out on YouTube here.

Love these cute cards. So simple and yet so effective.

If you would like to create something like this and need these stamps or inks please do get in touch as I am now a Stampin Up demonstrator.

Email: catiecuddles@yahoo.co.uk

Happy crafting!

Catherine